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The Young Lovers


Publication date 1949
Topics Drama
Publisher The Filmakers
AKA Never Fear
Directed, co-produced and written by Ida Lupino

A dancer (Sally Forrest) who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer (Keefe Brasselle) and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.
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Reviewer: PDGazette2 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 29, 2017
Subject: Okay Message Film
Director Lupino did the best she could with the low budgets her producers coughed up, at a time when there were no other name women directors still working. The cast is earnest enough; Forrest became a pretty good actress by the end of her short film career, in While The City Sleeps (1956), then never made another film. The polio rehab sequences are interesting -- the patients even perform a square dance in their wheelchairs! Hugh O'Brien is touching as a 'victim' whose disease is too advanced for him to recover his walking ability. Also notable: Eve Miller as the pretty divorcee secretary in the real estate office where Brasselle works.
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